Tropical Rainforest Conservation
Do anything from yard work to trail maintenance to organic agriculture. This is an opportunity to work hard in a tropical rain forest setting.
Earth Train volunteers are people who want to get their hands dirty. You may have a college service requirement to fulfill, or you may just like to work in unique and remote settings—either way, this one's for you.
- What's Included: Pick-up/drop-off at the airport; transportation between the Preserve and the Panamerican Highway; food and lodging at Centro Mamoní; any paperwork you might need for your school; personal help and mentoring from on-site staff.
- What's Not Included: Airfare to and from Panama; special trips; medical costs; junk food
- Program: Here's some of the stuff you'll be doing as a volunteer with Earth Train:
- Improving infrastructure at Centro Mamoní
- Augmenting our on-site sustainable agriculture operation
- Blazing, marking and mapping trails throughout the Preserve
- Mapping property borders
- Interacting with communities around the Preserve
- Data Entry
- Food Preparation
- Cleaning the grounds
- Facilities maintenance
- Unstructured personal exploration and experimentation
In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s).
You need to speak
Letter of Motivation/Cover letter
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Construction, cooking, trail blazing, agriculture, spanish, ESL, arts/music
Your helping hand will be required on
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Earth Train encourages deep exploration and immersion. Our Centro Mamoní campus offers a number of options for these experiences, including extensive nature trails through forest and pastureland, beautiful swimming holes, and wonderful rural local populations.